What Inspires Me, Part 2: The Quattro Years
My wife is an entrepreneur. She has a web design business, a jewelry business and an Etsy store. About ten years ago, she got involved with Quattro University, an entrepreneurial college. After a while, I got involved with her. In addition to weekend meetings, we even attended one of their […]Read More
What Inspires Me, Part 1:
I’ve been to many conventions. When Kris and I were dealers, we would go to up to eight a year. When I met Kris (or more precisely, re-met Kris – that’s another story) she introduced me to Loscon, the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. That was about 34 […]Read More
All’s well that Ends Well
In critiquing a story for one of my groups, I was reminded of the importance of a good ending. I’m a firm believer that the last emotion you leave the audience with is very important. It is what they will remember when they walk out of the theater or finish […]Read More
Time to Check in on My Goals
Back on January 17th, I listed some goals I wanted to achieve in 2021. It’s about the end of the first quarter of the year, so let’s see how I’m doing: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group. […]Read More
Two Cool Things Happened Last Weekend. Here’s Number Two:
I had my ProCritique with an Editor. I signed up for this before the last conference. I also signed up for a ProCritique with an agent. I wanted to get the point of view of both an editor and an agent, but because of problems with email attachments, the agent […]Read More
Yet another fifteen minutes of fame.
Sat. Feb. 27, 4:45pm. “World Building: Are you ready to play God?”. Looks like I’m moderating that one, so I’ll be there. I’ve moderated this one before. It’s a fun topic. That was another successful panel. Better than the first time I moderated it last year. I always get a […]Read More
The California Creative Writing Conference
The CCWC begins this Friday at 6:00 pm. Here is the full schedule http://www.wcwriters.com/ccwc/program.html This will be a virtual event on Zoom and like the last one, it will go on for nine days. With a full schedule on the weekends and evenings on the weekdays. If you are new […]Read More
Oh, the Irony.
I’ve always had an interest in science fiction going back to “Astro Boy” and “Fireball XL-5”. When I grew up, I attended the USC School of Cinema/Television Production with the intent of working in television someday. But for the time I was in college, I had little time to watch […]Read More
The Good, the Bad and the Rewrites.
I have mentioned many times that the Critique groups are the most valuable part of my GLAWS membership. The education you get from Special Speaker Events and Writer Conferences are important to your growth as a writer, but eventually you have to apply what you’ve learned to your work. You […]Read More
One Screenplay, One Novel, One Book and a Bunch of Comic Books
It’s the beginning of a new year, well, seventeen days into it, so I thought I’d share my goals for the year. It’s important to set goals, that’s how you can measure your progress. During the years I’ve taken up writing seriously again, I have finished three screenplays, and now […]Read More